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Christmas Gift Guide

Christmas is coming and if you’re in search of some alternative, art-inspired gifts, take a look at our guide below. We’ve rounded up some of the must-have items from Dulwich Picture Gallery’s shop that celebrate craft and individuality.

Wallace Sewell For Dulwich Picture Gallery Woollen Scarf

Get your presents wrapped up with this limited edition lambswool scarf, created exclusively for Dulwich Picture Gallery by British textile duo Wallace Sewell. A great gender neutral choice, its colour and pattern is inspired by the contrasting hues of Ribera’s baroque palette and chiaroscuro painting style. You can’t say that about many scarves…

Martin Tomsky Heart Earrings

‘Tis the season for people to wear their hearts on their sleeves…or their ears! London-based artist Martin Tomsky has created this bespoke range of macabre jewellery from laser-cut, stained plywood. Taking inspiration from Ribera’s artworks, each piece is hand-assembled to create a unique object. These heart earrings are double-sided, revealing the anatomical workings beneath the surface. 

Velvet Pom Pom Cushion

Give the gift of Baroque style with these sumptuous velvet pompom cushions, available in gold and amethyst. Hygge indeed.

Scented Pillar Candle

100 hours (no, not how long the EastEnders Christmas special lasts) is the length of time that these candles burn for! Choose from a range of three scents; Frankincense and Myrrh, Cinnamon Spice or Cranberry and Ginger. These beautiful candles are hand poured in Scotland and are a failsafe option for Christmas and beyond!

Barbara Wiggins Leather Shoulder Bag

Support independent creators with this beautiful and practical shoulder bag by South London-based designer Barbara Wiggins. For the busy bee who’s always on the go, it’s the perfect size for all essentials (and the perfect colour for festive fashionistas!)

The Enchanted Tiara Pop-Up Book

A beautiful book for a magical time of year, The Enchanted Tiara: A Modern Fairytale tells a never-ending story of passing down that which we hold precious from one generation to the next. Watch the book pop up here.

Gioconda Mini Artists Set

Inspire a budding artist this Christmas with this Koh-I-Noor art set. It includes sepia and black pastels, pencils, a smudge blender and putty rubber.

Top Trumps for London Art Galleries

If it doesn’t involve playing endless games, is it even Christmas Day? Why not add some classic Top Trumps to the line-up?! Featuring the top 30 galleries in London (including yours truly), art-filled facts and trivia, there’s fun for all the family.

Pull & Bear Party Mood T-shirt

It is the party season after all… Pull & Bear have collaborated with us at Dulwich Picture Gallery to create this unisex T-shirt featuring a detail from Putti: a ceiling decoration, c1660, by Peter Paul Ruebens, from our permanent collection. 

Friends Gift Membership

Finally, why not give the gift of art this Christmas? Treat a loved one to a Friends gift membership and they will be able to visit our exhibitions for a year free of charge, as well as enjoying a range of other benefits including invitations to Friends’ Private Views, rates on tickets to events and much more!
From £43 (£25 if aged 30 and under)

For further inspiration, head to the Dulwich Picture Gallery online shop or visit the Gallery to see more.